Stephen Batcheller

Partner - Western U.S.


Transwestern Role

Steve serves as Regional Partner and heads West Coast industrial development efforts. He is responsible for expanding the firm’s operations throughout the West Coast, which includes identifying business opportunities from California to Washington and assembling professional teams to execute the business plan. Key objectives include the acquisition of value-add opportunities as well as site selection, entitlement, construction, leasing and disposition of ground up development projects. Tasks include building, training and managing a team based in Southern California, as well as acquiring and managing professional talent to help build the Transwestern platform in key West Coast gateway markets.

Career Highlights

In 2016 Steve ramped up Batcheller Equities, Inc., a private commercial real estate investment and development firm founded in 2004, with a single mission: to Develop Value for our investment partners and clients. The firm focused on acquiring and developing industrial assets in Southern California with in-house capability for entitlements, ground up development, value add acquisitions, build-to-suits and asset/property management. Since its founding, Batcheller Equites in various partnerships and fee assignments, has acquired, developed, leased and/or sold over 35 million square feet of property with an aggregate value in excess of $3.5 billion.

Prior to running Batcheller Equities, Inc., full time, Steve served as Partner with Panattoni Development Company in Southern California from 2007-2015, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s office and industrial activities in the Inland Empire, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. During his tenure, Steve’s region generated the highest volume of development, leasing, sales and profitability of Panattoni’s North American operations. More importantly, Steve and his team were able to provide their investors and partners with meaningful, index beating returns.

Prior to joining Panattoni, Steve enjoyed a 20+ year career with CB Richard Ellis. At CBRE he managed two separate teams, one focused on capital market activities including investment dispositions throughout the Western United States and a second team specializing in development, leasing, and user sales of industrial and office properties.

Professional Affiliations/Recognition

Board Member & Past President - NAIOP – Inland Empire Chapter

NAIOP Inland Empire Developer of the Year

Orange County Business Journal – Developer of the Year


Steve holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC.